Social science Criminology (Hons) – University of Western Sydney 2006
Masters Degree in Commercial Litigation, Honours Degree in the Social Sciences majoring in Criminology, Diploma of Business Management and trade qualifications in telecommunications
Social justice, free speech, medical autonomy, overcoming poverty.
Tony has worked in the Coronial sector and represented indigenous and nonindigenous communities with respect to Deaths in Custody and remains a strong advocate for Civil and Human Rights in Australia.
He regularly visits indigenous communities to assist with providing legal support and has travelled as far as Kalgoorlie in Western Australia to represent disadvantaged first nations citizens in Court and have them released from jail in circumstances where no one else would assist.
Tony also attends upon the homeless, the youth and sends staff to assist with sending food and clothes on the Streets of Sydney and Western Sydney.
ony Nikolic is a proactive, hardworking and highly accomplished Lawyer, Civil/Human Rights Lawyer and Criminologist, with a great passion for learning about law and providing efficient and effective legal aid to clients to achieve favourable outcomes.
As a legal practitioner in a fast paced, ever changing environment, Tony is dedicated to continuous professional development and eager to broaden his existing knowledge and learn new skills to achieve organisational objectives. He is constantly analysing processes and conducting legal research to identify gaps, develop improvements and implement solutions to diverse challenges in the legal practice and in the socio/political landscape.
With a proactive approach to problem solving and a strong client and quality service focus, Tony is capable of taking the initiative and making decisions to maintain a high standard of practice and further improve the quality of services offered by Ashley, Francina, Leonard & Associates.
Tony thrives on working in a team environment and joining efforts to overcome obstacles and achieve organisational goals while maintaining positive working relationships conducive to continuous improvement. Community Pro-Bono Assistance Committed to social justice, Tony consistently offers pro bono legal work and devotes a large portion of his practice to disadvantaged persons, aiming at making a positive difference in their lives whilst contributing to the embetterment of society.
In 2022, Tony and his team of former emergency service colleagues and friends spent 10 days assisting residence of the Northern Rivers of NSW during the floods. In that time Tony set up triage, assisted with delivering food/water to isolated communities, elderly and livestock, registration services for the community and trades attending the region to assist, helped with a setting up communications and reporting hubs in Coraki and working closely with Australian Defence Force and emergency services at a time when very few resources were available.
Tony regularly visits indigenous communities to assist with providing legal support and has travelled as far as Kalgoorlie in Western Australia to represent disadvantaged first nations citizens in Court and have them released from jail in circumstances where no one else would assist. Tony has worked in the Coronial sector and represented indigenous and nonindigenous communities with respect to Deaths in Custody and remains a strong advocate for Civil and Human Rights in Australia. Tony also attends upon the homeless, the youth and sends staff to assist with sending food and clothes on the Streets of Sydney and Western Sydney.
Tony attends information nights with youth and former Police officers to teach the youth about Law and Order thereby guiding the youth towards lawful and gainful employment.
Most recently Tony commenced the actions in the Supreme Court of NSW to preserve the medical freedoms of all Australian citizens and remains steadfast in ensuring Australia’s Human Rights Laws are returned to benchmark global standards, rather than the steady decline we have witnessed over the past two years during the Covid-19 flu season. The right to bodily autonomy and ones decision to be free from Government intrusion into private life is a strong topic of which drives Tony’s ambitions. Political Landscape In 2022, Tony ran in the Federal Election as a first time Candidate attaining over 8% of the vote.
He advocates on behalf of Australians in other areas such as improving Whistle-blower protection laws and ensuring Australia’s national security is maintained at a high level.
PUBLICATIONS SUBMISSION TO THE AUSTRALIAN SENATE Nikolic, T, 2017, ‘Whistleblower Laws are about Incentivising Integrity’. BOOK CHAPTER Faunce, TA, Nikolic, T, Morgan, FM, 2014, ‘Because We Need Them: Globalising Financial Incentives for Corporate Fraud Whistleblowers’, in AJ Brown (ed) Brown, AJ, Lewis, D, Moberly, R and Vandekerkchove, W (eds), International Whistleblowing Research Handbook, Edward Elgar. ONLINE ARTICLE Nikolic, T, 2010, ‘Qui Tam… do we need it here?’, posted on Monday, 27 December 2010, Civil Liberties Australia.